Let’s just get right into things.
Next order of business: healthy food!
CORE Foods Review
As a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I was given the opportunity to sample CORE Foods meal samples.
The company offers both Warrior Meals and Defender Meals. The difference?
- Warrior Meals: the high protein option that is great for intense activity and post-workout recovery.
- Defender Meals: the high fiber option that is great for toning and weight management.
My favorite was the Raw Cashew Cacao. Why? Because there were cacao chips in them. Win!
It basically tasted like a super healthy granola bar. I actually really enjoyed them. They definitely tasted healthy (aka they weren’t super sugary and candy bar-like), but I liked that about them. It’s so nice to start the day out knowing you’re eating food so clean.
The bars are organic, raw, and gluten-free. You can check out their ingredient list here. It’s extremely basic. I don’t know about you, but it’s nice to know exactly what you’re consuming sometimes. The rest of the time…I choose denial for the questionable (and obviously unhealthy) ingredients.
I ended up eating the bars as breakfast before long runs. Why? Because they’re advertised as a full bowl of oatmeal to go. It just made sense to eat one instead of the normal morning oatmeal. ‘Twas a nice change of pace!
I don’t know if I’d want to eat these everyday in place of breakfast, but they’d definitely work well if you don’t have enough time for a meal or need a quick burst of pre- or post-workout fuel.
If you’re interested, check out their products page! They run for $39.99 for 10 meals—aka they’re $3.99 per meal. That’s the only downside in my opinion. I like my canister of cheap oats, BUT I know I’d definitely appreciate having these babies lying around for when I’m on the go and want some healthy food.
Feels good to make healthy decisions sometimes! And by sometimes, I mean always. It doesn’t always taste as good though. I recommend the CORE meals though. Despite they’re super healthy ingredients, they still have a bit of flava!
Disclaimer: I was sent the CORE Foods meal samples for free to review. All opinions are my own.
Ever tried CORE Foods before?
What’s your favorite pre-/post-workout food?
I try to eat a meal an hour or two before I do an intense workout, so the fuel is still in me but digested. Post-workout, I like my protein spinach and berry spinach smoothies. Or chocolate milk. Or a meal. That’s always convenient when a workout is right before a major meal time.